Yesterday evening was the first hot evening, and this unfortunately means that the trains aren't allowed to go faster than 40km/h. This is stupid. It also means that they cancel half the trains and stop the expresses at every station to make up for it.
The same happened today. As I knew that the bus from Taita to Stokes Valley would be a while (it's supposed to be a connecting service, but obviously isn't when this happens) I got a pizza for tea. No, I don't plan to have takeaway every night that they are away. I didn't last night and I won't tomorrow, partly because I'm going to the cricket. Follow the game here.
Other news. I have meant to post this for a while. Recall that there was a fatal road accident just south of Chester on Christmas Eve. Two of the fatalities was my mother's next-door-but-one neighbour and his sister-in-law.